This morning I remember having strange & vivid dreams and suddenly Dennis was shaking me and asking questions I didn’t understand, then he stabbed my finger to check my blood sugar. It has taken him a while to get used to it, since I’ve only been sleeping through low blood sugars for the past couple years (they used to wake me up and I could treat myself), but he now knows that I’m probably suffering from hypoglycemia when I have absolutely no response to the alarm and it’s nearly impossible to shake me awake. This morning was the best he’s ever handled the situation and as always, I am grateful to and for him.
He poked the heck out of my poor finger, which helped wake me up, and when he saw that my blood sugar was 43 (normal is about 100), he brought me a nectarine and made me eat it. I was a good girl for once and ate it without argument. In the past I have been completely incoherent to the point where I refused to eat or drink anything and once actually threw a cookie back at him and when he put it in my mouth, I spit it out! I can be completely insane when my blood sugar is low. (Yes, I’d say spitting out a perfectly good cookie equates to insanity!) Though he’d probably tell you I’m always crazy. :)
So when I stepped on the scale this morning, my mind was a bit fuddled and I had to weigh myself like 6 times to make sure I was doing it right (we have an electronic scale and weighing on it is a bit more complicated than just stepping on). I wasn’t surprised to see I’d gained .6 pounds since it’s that time of the month, but I actually was surprised to see I didn’t gain more. Usually I gain 2-6 pounds of water weight (which works wonders for the cleavage–lol) the week before my cycle starts so I’m almost positive that the diminished gain means I actually did lose fat this week. I wrote down everything I ate and kept to under 1,500 calories every day without cheating once, but if I did lose, it probably won’t show up until next week or the week after. The key will be staying on track while I wait for the bloating to dissipate so that I can see a big loss once it’s gone.
Next week will be my 10th week “going down” and I would love to report a 10-pound loss with an updated photo, so I’m going to do my best and even work out this week! I haven’t exercised since we went on vacation–it’s ridonkulous.
Goals for this week:
*Plan each meal and each sweet I eat so that I don’t go overboard
*Write everything I eat in my food journal.
*Do 30 minutes of cardio (or more) on Saturday, Monday, and Wednesday and strength training on Friday, Sunday, and Tuesday.
*Keep blood sugars under 140.
*Lose 2.6 pounds (at least-and that includes water so don’t freak out that I set a goal over 2 lb) so that I can report ten pounds on my tenth weigh-in!
*Pray to God for help & thank Him for every success.
P.S. If you have no idea what that meter at the top is all about, here’s a video of me using it. I’m actually talking to someone who I sent an extra blood sugar meter to, to teach her how to use it, so it’s kind of educational.